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Otter Spiramater Moth Spiramater lutra

Observer

anita363

Date

July 5, 2007 03:45 AM EDT

Description

Think I finally ID'ed this one. 16 mm long.

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What

Fan-feet Genus Zanclognatha

Observer

anita363

Date

July 5, 2007 10:02 PM EDT

Description

16 mm across. Probably too worn to ID. Antemedian line is shallowly scalloped -- see shot below. Wavy-lined (Z. ochreipennis), & Complex (protumnusalis) are in the running; I think Early (cruralis) should have a straighter AM line, & I think too far north for Dark (jaccusalis).

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What

Common Idia Idia aemula

Observer

anita363

Date

July 5, 2007 09:40 PM EDT

Description

~12 mm long

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What

Eastern Tent Caterpillar Moth Malacosoma americanum

Observer

anita363

Date

July 5, 2007 02:51 AM EDT

Description

I'm pretty sure this is an Eastern Tent Caterpillar Moth, so worn that the scales are almost entirely worn off the wings, though the wings are still intact. I found it on the ground in a parking lot under a mercury vapor lamp, & it was docile enough -- or exhausted enough -- to climb aboard a proffered finger.

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What

Eastern Tent Caterpillar Moth Malacosoma americanum

Observer

anita363

Date

July 5, 2007 09:53 PM EDT

Description

17 mm long

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What

Green Pug Pasiphila rectangulata

Observer

anita363

Date

July 5, 2007 09:53 PM EDT

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What

Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata

Observer

anita363

Date

July 5, 2007 03:07 AM EDT

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Square

What

Single-dotted Wave Idaea dimidiata

Observer

anita363

Date

July 5, 2007 09:38 PM EDT

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What

scallop moth Cepphis armataria

Observer

anita363

Date

July 5, 2007 02:56 AM EDT

Description

23mm across. Uncommon, according to the Covell field guide. Only shot I got of this guy; it's on a ventilation grill, & its wings are slightly lifted.

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What

Horned Spanworm Moth Nematocampa resistaria

Observer

anita363

Date

July 5, 2007 09:34 PM EDT

Description

24 mm across. Cool, huh?

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What

Pale Beauty Campaea perlata

Observer

anita363

Date

July 5, 2007 02:38 AM EDT

Description

Wingspan 40 mm

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What

Red-shawled Moth Hypsopygia intermedialis

Observer

anita363

Date

July 5, 2007 10:03 PM EDT

Description

This guy was so shiny and shaped so that I just could not get a good shot without flash bounce somewhere, so I'm posting 2 shots, showing the top & bottom portions of the wing, respectively.

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Observer

anita363

Date

July 5, 2007 03:16 AM EDT

Description

9.5 mm long.

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What

Ugly-nest Caterpillar Moth Archips cerasivorana

Observer

anita363

Date

July 5, 2007 05:22 PM EDT

Description

~13 mm long. ID checked by Bob Patterson, says "probably."

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Observer

anita363

Date

July 5, 2007 10:01 PM EDT

Description

Only 6.5 mm long.

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What

Goldenrod Eucosma Eucosma cataclystiana

Observer

anita363

Date

July 5, 2007 03:55 AM EDT

Description

7.5 mm long. Tentative ID, but the patterning looks right, range and flight time look appropriate, and MPG has a pale individual that looks just like this.

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Observer

anita363

Date

July 5, 2007 03:21 AM EDT

Description

Unidentified micro, 7 mm long viewed from above. Matches 1301.1 – Coleophora limosipennella, but it's a little too nondescript to really call.

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Observer

anita363

Date

July 5, 2007 05:30 PM EDT

Description

6.6 mm long viewed from top. (It's at a bit of an angle because it props itself up on its front legs.) Coleophora cretaticostella??

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What

Caddisflies Order Trichoptera

Observer

anita363

Date

July 5, 2007 09:55 PM EDT

Description

11 mm long. Abundant.

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What

bridge orbweaver Larinioides sclopetarius

Observer

anita363

Date

July 5, 2007 05:39 PM EDT

Description

Many of the motel's lights had a resident orb-weaver, all of this same kind. Think I've got the sp. -- abdominal pattern seems to be pretty variable. 6 mm long (not counting legs).

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What

Appalachian Brown Lethe appalachia

Observer

anita363

Date

July 5, 2007 11:30 AM EDT

Description

Was delighted to not only see but get good shots of this butterfly on the Simon's Rock College campus. Actually my first 'keeper' photo of any of the satyr subfamily. And listed as "uncommon and local" throughout its range in my field guide.

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Observer

anita363

Date

July 5, 2007 03:40 AM EDT

Description

Genus Rhagio -- at least, I think so. Found at night at a motel light.

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Observer

anita363

Date

July 5, 2007 09:45 PM EDT

Description

Finally ID'ed this one. Hadn't even looked for it among the sharpshooters (Draeculacephala) because it had such a blunt head! Confirmation welcome.

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Observer

anita363

Date

July 5, 2007 09:49 PM EDT

Description

Thank you to Jim McClarin for the ID. Found at incandescent light at night. Didn't get a size scale, but I think it was ~1 cm long.

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Observer

anita363

Date

July 5, 2007 09:39 PM EDT

Description

Cool critter at the motel lights (this species on BugGuide is repeatedly described as coming to lights). 9 mm long.

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What

Common Valerian Valeriana officinalis

Observer

anita363

Date

July 5, 2007 12:12 PM EDT

Description

Oooh, another new wildflower.
Oh, another garden escapee.

I got several new bona fide native wildflowers on this trip, so I can't complain. Besides, it's one of those oddball families, which is kinda cool.

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What

Water Forget-me-not Myosotis scorpioides

Observer

anita363

Date

July 5, 2007 11:32 AM EDT

Description

True Forget-me-not (Myosotis scorpioides). Flowers 9.5 mm (just under 1/2") across. With itty-bitty blue bonus bugs that I didn't see until I got the photo home.

Feeds: Atom KML